ESTONIAN FLORIST CUP 2018
Competition rules and general information
General information on the competition
ESTONIAN FLORIST CUP 2018 will be taking place in Tartu on two consecutive days
from 18 to 19 may. It is divided into two parts: 3 home preparatory work and final. The
event will be held in the, Eesti Rahva Muuseumis, Muuseumi tee 2, Tartu linn 60532 Tartu maakond.
Conditions of participation
Participation in the ESTONIAN FLORIST CUP 2018 is open to all florist regardless of the nationality. All the participants are entitled to compete in Grand Prix category, but only Estonian residents are entitled to win Estonian Champion title. Up to 20 florists can attend.
Each entrant is obliged to adhere, without exception, to the specifications set down in the invitation to enter in respect of use of materials, measurements, etc. Failure to comply with the specifications in the invitation to enter will result in a deduction of score points by the jury. All entrants must be in attendance in their competition area 15 minutes before the start of each individual competition task. Assistants are not permitted to stay in the competition area during the course of the individual competition tasks. An unmistakable start signal announces the start of the competition time. Time signals for orientation will be given 15 minutes, 5 minutes and 1 minute before the end of the individual tasks. When the final signal sounds, the piece of work may no longer be touched or moved by the entrant.
The entry fee for the Estonian Florist Cup 2016 is 150 euros. The entry fee must be paid by bank transfer no later than 14 days after registration. Transfer recipient MTÜ Eesti Florist bank account EE192200221044547832 Swedbank, password „Florist Cup“
is entitled to bring one assistant to the Estonian Florist Cup 2018, who will
support him/her in the preparation phase. Assistants are only allowed to do
preparatory work or any other work related to the competition during those
periods meant for preparations as indicated in the timetable. The assistants
are neither allowed to assist in any form during the actual competition
periods, nor may they give instructions or comments from the audience. During
the actual competition periods, any contact between the competitor and the
assistant is strictly forbidden. Also, the use of mobile phones or any other means
of communication is strictly forbidden as from 5 minutes before the start of a
task until the finalization of that task.
There’s two official languages: Estonian and English. It is important that participant or assistant understands and speaks one of the official languages.
The program of the competition will be laid down in a very detailed time-table which will be sent out to every competitor at his / her e-mail.
The competition will be divided through themes and the competitor’s work will be displayed in the area used for each theme at their designated area within the theme. There will be no facilities nor will it be allowed to hang anything from the ceilings for any task.
Composition of the jury
The Members of the Jury will be professional florists of outstanding level having the attitudes, competences and experience for judging on the international level. The Jury for this competition will be composed of the following judges:
Indrek Kaeli (Est)
Priit Press (Est)
Taivo Piller (Est)
Varpu Suontaka (Fin)
Technical committee and supervisors
Technical committee (TC) panel consists of two professionals, all selected by the organizers. The TC decides about the interpretation of these regulations whenever conflicting views may occur. TC can take any measures necessary to ensure that these regulations are observed. The names of TC will be sent out to every competitor at his / her e-mail.
Finalists will be announced after 3rd task on saturday, 19 May. In the final are competing 10 competitors.
Involvement of sponsors
It is only allowed to have the competitor’s sponsor information in the working area, and/or next to each task. All the sponsor logos have to be in one page not bigger than A3. Estonian Florist Cup 2018 team is not providing printing services
Eesti Florist/Estonian Florist Association
Valdeku 72, Tallinn
is open until the open spaces are completed. The registration will be finnaly
closed at 00:00 on March, 31 2018.
Friday, 18 may 2018 – First competition day
9.00– 13.00 Preparation phase
13.00 - 15.00 First competition task: Upside down
Technique: Free. The design is expected to last 2 days.
Time limit: 2 hours
Maximum measurements: 2 m wide, 2 m long, 2.50 m high
Description: Show your unique approach.
Competitor will need to bring any non-floral and floral materials with them for this task.
15.00– 16.00 Preparation phase
16.00 - 17.00 Second competition task: Good writing
Technique: Handtied bouquet with 1 binding point. The design is expected to last 2 days.
Time limit: 1 hour
Maximum measurements: It must be possible to lift the bouquet with one hand.
Description: Bouquet inspired by your favorite book.
Competitor will need to bring any non-floral and floral materials with them for this task. (Including a vase and a brief description of the work)
17.00– 18.00 Preparation phase
Saturday, 19.may 2018 – Second competition day
9:15 – 9:45 Preparation phase
10:00 – 11:30 Third competition task: Emajõgi (Mother River)
Technique: Do not use plastic foam, other technical solutions allowed. The visual aspect of the local natural materials is at least 60%. The design is expected to last 2 day.
Time limit: 1,5 hours
Minimum measurements: at least one measurements not less than 87cm
Description: Work inspired by the Mother River (river inTartu) and the Nordic wildlife
First final work. Surprise item. All plant and flower materials will be
provided by the organizers.
15.30-17.00 Second final work. Surprise item. All plant and flower materials will be provided by the organizers.
19.00- 23.00 Grand finale and award ceremony
Distribution of points
IDEA (25 points)
interpretation of the given work/topic/task
choice of the materials / design by chosen materials
compliance of the work with the provided time / being finished
COLOUR (25 points)
proportion of the colour / dominance
expressing the idea by colour
composition of the colours / tones and shades, proportion of the colour
placement of the colours
COMPOSITION (25 points)
Form / style / construction
choice and use of the material, respect for the living material
forn / texture /structure / contrast / dominance / rhythm / motion / volume
proportions / visual balance
TECHNIQUE (25 points)
choice of the right technique
stability of the work / real (physical) balance
insuring the freshness and durability of the materials during the event (your design can have water)
Participant do not answer to permissible time: 5 %
If participant keeps working after TC warning: 20 %
Extra assistant apart from official assistant: 10 %
If extra assistant keeps working after TC warning: 20 %
Communication between participant and any other person during competition time (except TC and supervisors): 5 %
If participant keeps communicating after TC warning: 20 %
Work does not answer to size limitation:between: 2.5 -10 %
Participant uses non permissible materials, tools: 2.5 -10 %
Participant uses non permissible methods: 2.5 -10 %
Participant uses electrical item(s) in finished work: 10 %
Delivery of materials before indicated time: 5%
If the piece doesn't refer to the following criteria: The final piece mustnot be more than one third preconstructed; at least two thirds of the piece must be added during the competition period (whether this is additional twigs/base or flower material): 2.5 -10 %
If the piece doesn't refer to the following criteria: Parts of the work (like supports) prepared by the competitor before the contest(!!!)may never visually dominate in the final version of the contest work: 2.5 -10 %
Questions about the regulations
After the reception of these regulations possible questions can be forwarded in writing by e – mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
All questions will be gathered there and then put forward to the Technical Committee. The answers that
have been given will be reported in writing to all competitors simultaneously in one information round (25 of April 2018)
Dispute about the decisions.
Organizers have the right to make changes in the competition rules if necessary.
The decisions of the Technical Committee and the judges are final. Complaints or protests cannot be filed.